ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Officials with the Ascension Parish Public School System says their public schools will be closed Monday, March 14 due to the impacts of the flooding in the parish.
"Ascension Public Schools staff drove around the parish today and observed potentially dangerous conditions for transporting students to school," says Ascension Parish school officials. "The latest projections show the Amite River at Port Vincent cresting at 12 feet (4 feet over flood stage) and Bayou Manchac cresting at 16.5 feet (7.5 feet over flood stage) on Monday. Although the largest impacts are concentrated in the St. Amant High School feeder system, many our our employees that live in the impacted areas work at schools in other feeder systems."
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